About choir

The Academic Choir of Adam Mickiewicz University has been continuing the choir singing tradition of the Wielkopolska region, through the passion of singing, for almost 70 years. The choir was founded in 1966 and, at first, it only consociated employees and students of Adam Mickiewicz University. Today, however, among the singers, one can find all types of likeminded people engaging in their true passion; exhibiting their abilities and honest readiness to sing.

The choir has been conducted by such exceptional choir personalities such as Jacek Sykulski, the well-known Polish composer, arranger and conductor. During his tenure the choir developed dynamically and, as a result, the singers took part in many prestigious concerts. The group have performed in almost all European countries as well as the USA; Canada; Bolivia; China; Japan and Taiwan.
In autumn 2011, Beata Bielska, a longstanding assistant of Sykulski and graduate from the Choir Music and Conducting Department of Academy of Music in Poznań, assumed his post. The choir, run by this talented, ambitious and charismatic conductor, began to gain wide recognition in the choir community. The group’s unique sound is an effect of experimenting within the field of music. During the numerous concerts conducted by Beata Bielska, the choir has exhibited the full range of possibilities of the perfect instrument that is the human voice. Diverse symphonic projects, unusual artistic undertakings and concerts abroad are only a small part of the choir’s activity.
The Academic Choir’s performances withhold the rich Polish tradition of choir singing. Creativity, sheer passion to develop and the desire to improve are the characteristics that all choir members share. The main idea and artistic goal that the conductor and all the singers would like to convey is to bring joy to people through their common passion for singing. Music from heart to heart!